Arizona Diamondbacks star prospect Jarrod Parker will make his first Major League start on Tuesday, according to an announcement from the team. Parker was drafted ninth-overall in 2007 by the D-backs.
Parker suffered a set back in 2009 when he underwent Tommy John ligament surgery on his throwing elbow. After rehabbing in 2010, Parker was healthy this summer and after an understandably slow start finished strong in Double-A Mobile.
Parker posted a 3.79 ERA in 130 innings pitched.